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Broadway Revival, 1975
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1962

Original Broadway Production, 1954
Madame Fleur

Original Broadway Production, 1950

Original Broadway Production, 1950

Original Broadway Production, 1948

Original Broadway Production, 1946

Pearl Bailey Movies

Variety Girl
[ 1947 ] Pearl Bailey
Isn't It Romantic
[ 1948 ] Addie
Carmen Jones
[ 1954 ] Frankie
That Certain Feeling
[ 1956 ] Augusta aka Gussie
St. Louis Blues
[ 1958 ] Aunt Hagar
Porgy and Bess
[ 1959 ] Maria
All the Fine Young Cannibals
[ 1960 ] Ruby
The Landlord
[ 1970 ] Marge
Tubby the Tuba
[ 1975 ] Mrs. Elephant
Norman... Is That You?
[ 1976 ] Beatrice Chambers
The Fox and the Hound
[ 1981 ] Big Mama

Pearl Bailey TV Shows

Silver Spoons
Lulu Baker

Pearl Bailey Awards and Nominations

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1968 - Best Performance

Pearl Bailey, Hello, Dolly!

Tony Awards - 1968 - Special Tony Award

Pearl Bailey

Pearl Bailey News

Cast and Creatives Set For PORGY AND BESS at Music Theater Heritage

Music Theater Heritage has announced the cast and creative team for The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Performances run June 6 through June 23.

MUSE/IQUE’s next show in their 2024 season, themed Make Some Noise: Music and Stories of American Defiance and Hope, is Really Big Show: How Ed Sullivan Changed America Every Sunday Night.
Pat Boone's Gold Label Set to Release Individual Songs from 1950s Television Series 'The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom'

Legendary entertainer and musician Pat Boone has announced that Pat Boone's Gold Label is releasing to all streaming and download services individual performances sourced from episodes of 'The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom' digitized and preserved by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, including Boone's hits like 'Love Letters in the Sand' and 'April Love'.
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld March 29, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is March 29, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.
Interview: RICHARD SKIPPER Celebrates HELLO DOLLY at Laurie Beechman Theatre

Richard Skipper, HELLO, DOLLY! historian and friend of the late great Carol Channing, is celebrating the beloved show on its 60th anniversary, with one more performance in Manhattan on March 29th at 7 pm featuring former Dolly alum Lorna Dallas. We spoke about the first sold out show and the enduring legacy of Dolly.
Photos: Go Inside the Opening of The Hollywood Museum's Black History Month Exhibit THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN

This week, Donelle Dadigan (Founder/President of The Hollywood Museum) joined many personalities, as they honor Black History Month with a new exhibit  “THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN” a celebration of Black Entertainers from Film, TV, Theater and Song. Check out photos from the event here!
Sankofa African American Theatre Company and Gamut Theatre Group Host Annual Black History Month Presentation

THE JACKSON ROOMING HOUSE: Music's Resting Place, opens Saturday, February 10 and plays through Sunday, February 25. The Friday and Saturday performance time is 7:30 pm. Sunday matinees are at 2:30 pm, at Gamut Theatre, 15 North 4th Street. 
Richard Skipper to Celebrate HELLO, DOLLY! With Lee Roy Reams at The Laurie Beechman Theater

Join Richard Skipper and Lee Roy Reams as they celebrate the 60th anniversary of the beloved musical Hello Dolly!
Freda Payne Brings A TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALD to Marin Center's Showcase Theatre

Motown, Broadway, concert and multi-Grammy-nominated recording star Freda Payne will present her nationally acclaimed musical show, A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, for one-night only Friday, February 16 at 8 p.m. at Marin Center's Showcase Theatre.
Video: Halle Bailey Sings 'Huckleberry Pie' From THE COLOR PURPLE with Phylicia Pearl Mpasi

Following her performance in The Little Mermaid, Halle Bailey is continuing her year by playing Nettie in The Color Purple movie musical. Bailey plays Nettie, the younger sister of Celie, who is first played by Phylicia Pearl Mpasi before Fantasia Barrino takes on the mature version. Nettie is later played by Ciara. Watch the video!
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld August 17th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is August 17, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours: 
Tony Bennett, Iconic Singer and Performer, Dies at 96

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Tony Bennett, iconic singer and performer, has died at age 96.
FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES, Yo-Yo Ma & More Set for Washington Performing Arts 2023/24 Season

Washington Performing Arts has announce its 2023/24 Season with the theme of Together in Art and Community, running from September 2023 through June 2024 in nine venues across the Washington, D.C., region.

Some of Broadway's great talents will once again be merging with the best of Buffalo's own actors to present a beloved hit from 1964--Jerry Herman's HELLO, DOLLY! Starring Buffalo, led by Artistic Director Drew Fornarola, has assembled a cast of nearly 50 for it's concert presentation of the classic show.
Ronald Dennis, Original Richie in A CHORUS LINE, Passes Away at 78

Broadway legend Ronald 'Ronnie' Dennis Watson passed away on December 17, 2022 at 9:20pm after a prolonged illness. He passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends. He was 78 years young. He is survived by his brother George, nieces and nephews, numerous friends and Chosen Family who have shared in his amazing life and spirit.
Centaur Theatre Presents DARK DIVAS Next Month

Celebrating the legends who changed the course of music and entertainment forever, Centaur Theatre presents DARK DIVAS, a musical journey honouring the lives of iconic black female entertainers of the jazz age, created and performed by beloved Montreal jazz singer Ranee Lee.
Review: Amy Beth Williams In GREAT LADIES, GREAT SONGS at Don't Tell Mama Is Must-See Cabaret

GREAT LADIES, GREAT SONGS at Don't Tell Mama is proof-positive of why Amy Beth Williams has had the longevity she has, and why she has all the awards she has. Get your seat now.
Toni Tennille Will Lead HELLO, DOLLY! at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center

A beloved musical legend comes out of retirement to play an iconic theatre role, that she declared has always been on her bucket list, Ms Toni Tennille adds her name to a long an illustrious list of women (including Ether Merman, Mary Martin, Pearl Bailey, Ginger Rogers, Eve Arden, Phyllis Diller, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Bernadette Peters and, of course, Carol Channing), who have been spreading the thrill of romance and the joy of living “before the parade passes by,” by portraying Dolly Levi in Jerry Herman's “Hello Dolly!” 
Tony Award-Winning Producer Steve Fickinger Has Passed Away

Steve Fickinger, The Tony Award-winning producer who worked on shows such as Dear Evan Hansen, The Lion King, and Newsies passed away suddenly last week. 
Museum of the Moving Image to Celebrate the Tony Awards With a Muppet-Broadway Tribute

In honor of the upcoming Tony Awards on June 12, Museum of the Moving Image will highlight some of the greatest Muppet moments that feature legendary stars and memorable songs of musical theater.


How many Broadway shows has Pearl Bailey been in?

Pearl Bailey has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Pearl Bailey been in?

Pearl Bailey has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Pearl Bailey been nominated for?

Pearl Bailey has been nominated for the Best Performance award by the Outer Critics Circle Awards for her role in Hello, Dolly! She also received a Special Tony Award from the Tony Awards.

What awards has Pearl Bailey won?

Pearl Bailey has won the Best Performance award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Hello, Dolly! She also received a Special Tony Award from the Tony Awards.

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